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Vaughan waste site cleanup complete

The Ontario government says the waste transfer site at 10525 Keele Street in Vaughan that was the site of two fires...


The Ontario government says the waste transfer site at 10525 Keele Street in Vaughan that was the site of two fires has been properly cleaned up.

“Our government is committed to protecting the health of all Ontarians,” said Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky. “By ensuring that the cleanup activities were completed properly and quickly, the site no longer poses a risk to the local community.”

The province took over responsibility for directing cleanup operations on November 23, 2004, after concluding that the cleanup of the site was not proceeding in compliance with ministry orders.

Waste Excellence Corporation, holders of the second mortgage on the site and the receiver for the property, took over cleanup activities on December 17, 2004, and finished well ahead of schedule.

Waste Excellence Corporation has been assigned the suspended Certificate of Approval for the facility. The company has applied to the ministry to have the suspended certificate reinstated and an amended Certificate of Approval issued.

The public are invited to comment on the company’s Certificate of Approval requests on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry at

www.ene.gov.on.ca/envision/env_reg/ebr/english/index.htm

Waste Excellence Corporation will also consult with the public and the City of Vaughan as part of this process and the ministry will be actively involved.


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